Life at J. Walter Michael

If preparing your own taxes or balancing your checkbook is not enough pain to last a lifetime, and you need more, J. Walter Michael is always interested in adding to our experienced team. Strong candidates will be accountants at heart, and have over 5 years of tax and / or accounting experience. Exceptional candidates will be CPAs. All candidates must also culturally fit into our team.



As a leader in providing business management, tax, and auditing services, J. Walter Michael & Associates offers excellent professional career opportunities. JWM offers a friendly, casual, yet professional work environment in the Westwood business district of West Los Angeles. We take great pride in our professional staff and appreciate their hard work and loyalty to the firm. Our audit staff is one of the reasons JWM remains among the leading audit firms in the Midwest. Our employment objectives are focused on identifying and retaining highly qualified candidates with strong analytical, communication and organizational skills. We offer exciting opportunities for recent graduates, and experienced business managers, tax accountants and auditors who are committed to providing our clients with the highest quality representation. We provide a positive environment, interesting work and career advancement. As part of a team committed to providing quality service to our clients, you will have opportunities to enhance your client relation skills, as well as developing your technical, communication and leadership abilities. Our training will provide a solid foundation upon which you will build skills that will benefit you throughout your career.


Audit Hours for CPA Licensing

All compliance auditing performed at JWM qualifies for the 2,000 hour general audit experience requirement for CPA licensing. JWM does not offer attest experience.


Tax Department

Careers in our tax department provide employees the opportunity to gain an expertise in the high income / high net worth niche. Tax clients include some of the most successful people in the entertainment and music industry, business executives and professionals.


Associate Auditor Program

Our Associate Auditor Program provides accounting students valuable experience and training while attending school. We strive to provide guidance, feedback and mentoring to our associate auditors contemplating a career in forensic or entertainment audits. Part-time opportunities are available.


Summer Program

JWM offers paid summer associate auditor positions to interested students. As a summer associate, you will be provided with an understanding of our audit practice and participate in ongoing audits for our clients.

Apply in the Spring for Summer opportunities.



JWM offers a comprehensive benefits package, which includes medical, dental and vision coverage, life insurance and long-term disability coverage, AFLAC plans, 401(k) and profit sharing plans. The firm offers three weeks of paid time off, plus holidays.


All inquiries must be submitted via email to jobs at JWMTAXFIRM.COM. We look forward to reviewing your credentials, and possibly putting you in the line-up.